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Black Lung Clinics Program (BLCP)

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.965
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Mar 6, 2020

For programmatic or technical questions:
Krista M. Mastel, MPH, CPH

For grants management or budget questions:
Potie Pettway


The Black Lung Clinics Program (BLCP) awards grants to state, public, or private entities to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with occupationally-related coal mine dust lung disease through the provision of quality medical, outreach, educational, and benefits counseling services for active, inactive, and disabled coal miners.

Minimum required services include:

  • Staffing of a board-certified pulmonologist or internal or family medicine physician with experience in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory diseases
  • Patient education and outreach
  • Lung function testing
  • Chest imaging
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Medical case management
  • Compensation counseling
  • Referral to a Department of Labor medical examiner
  • Patient-level data collection and reporting

Any state, public, or private entity that can meet the requirements is eligible. This includes federally recognized Tribes and Tribal organizations.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Estimated total program funding: $11,000,000
Expected number of awards: 15, one per service area
Project period: 5 years

A table showing funding allocations in each service area is available in the application instructions.

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Tagged as
Chronic respiratory conditions · Clinics · Mortality · Occupational health and safety

Organizations (3)

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